McAdams & Morford Drugs, an old-time soda fountain that was a popular lunchtime spot for more than five decades, was known for its pimento cheese sandwiches.
Long before the drugstore at the corner of Main and Upper streets closed in 1993, Jerry Fitzgerald of Louisville, a former Lexingtonian, tried for years to get the recipe from fountain manager Kay Robinson. She gave him a few hints, but never revealed the true recipe. Fitzgerald has experimented with a variety of recipes and finally has a very close, if not true, recipe.
Jerry’s pimento cheese
1/2 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 pound American cheese, shredded
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimentos, undrained
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimentos, undrained
1/2 jar Hellmann’s mayonnaise, about 15 ounces
In a large bowl, mix cheeses together. Add pimento and juice. Mix. Add mayonnaise and mix. Consistency will be thin. Cover and refrigerate overnight and it will thicken.